Bracelet Helper in Wavy American Black Walnut with 24kt Gold Finish 98
The ideal accessory for every lady's jewelry box. This clever little tool acts as a third hand to hold one end of the bracelet securely in place while attaching the other. Lightweight and easy to use, the bracelet helper is a useful jewelry accessory that will remind her how much you care. At 6 3/4" in length, the bracelet helper is well-balanced, comfortable to hold and includes two removable nylon reinforced poly fabric sleeves on the alligator clip arms. These sleeves are much more durable than the clear plastic tubes that have a tendency to harden and crack over time. The sleeves prevent the teeth on the alligator clip from the possibility of damaging the surface of some jewelry pieces.
The wood used in this bracelet helper is Wavy Black American Walnut (Juglans nigra). The mature tree is described as rather large. It is reported to attain a height of 70 to 90 feet (21 to 27 m), with a trunk diameter of 24 to 48 inches (60 to 120 cm). Boles are reported to be often clear of branches to 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 m). Although Black walnut lumber is reported to be available, supplies are not as abundant as they once were, and its use is reported to be down because of high prices. American black walnut, which is reported to produce the greatest variety of figure types than any other tree, demands a high price because it is so well respected that buyers are not deterred by the price. The color of the heartwood varies from light grayish brown to deep chocolate brown to an almost black purplish brown. The appearance of the wood is usually described as warm and inviting. The wood is famous for its wavy, curly and mottled figures which are obtained from burls, crotches and stump wood and the piece used in the bracelet helper is a superb example of those characteristics.
The bracelet helper was made from a solid piece of wood with the grain oriented to match between the two barrels. The barrels have been hand turned and finished on a wood lathe. Because they are each done by hand, no two will be exactly alike. Normally the Bracelet Helper is presented as a straight cut design, that is both barrels are turned to the same taper (.472") from the center band to .421" to the end of each barrel) for their full length. However I have turned several features (Bead/Cove and tapers over the full length of each barrel to not only provide a Comfortable Feel for all length and size hands but, to also give the bracelet helper a unique custom look and to further accent the Wavy American Black Walnuts distinctive character.
The barrels have been treated with a clear Danish oil finish and then polished to a high luster with multiple grades of high quality polishing compounds. A final application and buffing with several coats of Carnuba wax completes the finishing process. The finish is very durable and resistant to moisture and oils from hands. With proper care you should be able to enjoy your bracelet helper for many years to come.
A care and information sheet is included..
The Bracelet Helper is shipped in a white gift box with a Burgundy Drawstring Pouch via USPS insured First Class Mail. Please note the tip of the bracelet helper will extend a fraction of an inch from the drawstring pouch but it will provide the protection intended.
International shipment is available on all items. Please contact me for the rate to your country before placing an order and I will provide you the rate information. United States Postal Service Insured Priority Mail is the preferred method but, Insured First Class Mail is also available. You must provide your phone number for the customs form entry..
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Items are shipped via United States Postal Service (USPS) Insured First Class Mail or Insured Priority Mail (small box flat rate) with Delivery Confirmation for both US and International shipments. These shipments are limited to 4 lbs. per box. All shipments are insured for their full value in case of damage or loss.
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The items pictured are the exact item that will be shipped. Any damages or losses will be processed as an Insurance Claim no other refunds are offered.
Last Updated September 24, 2011